IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1 Help

Create a Python project

  1. Ensure that the Python plugin is installed and enabled.

  2. Go to File | New | Project or on the Welcome screen, click New Project.

  3. In the New Project dialog, select Python as a project type.

    New Python project: existing interpreter

    If you have any configured Python environments, select one from the list, or click The Browse button and specify a path to the target environment.

  4. If no environment is available, select the New button and choose the environment type:

    Create a new venv environment
    • Specify the location of the new virtual environment in the Location field, or click Virtual environment location and browse for the desired location in your file system. The directory for the new virtual environment should be empty.

    • Choose the base interpreter from the list, or click Choose the base interpreter and find the desired Python executable in your file system.

    • Select the Inherit global site-packages checkbox if you want all packages installed in the global Python on your machine to be added to the virtual environment you're going to create. This checkbox corresponds to the --system-site-packages option of the virtualenv tool.

    • Select the Make available to all projects checkbox if you want to reuse this environment when creating Python interpreters in IntelliJ IDEA.

    For more information, refer to Configure a virtual environment.

    Create a new conda environment
    • Specify the location of the new conda environment in the Location field, or click Conda environment location and browse for the desired location in your file system. The directory for the new conda environment should be empty.

    • Select the Python version from the list.

    • Normally, IntelliJ IDEA will detect conda installation.

      Otherwise, specify the location of the conda executable, or click Conda executable location to browse for it.

    • Select the Make available to all projects checkbox if you want to reuse this environment when creating Python interpreters in IntelliJ IDEA.

    For more information, refer to Configure a conda virtual environment.

    Create a new pipenv environment
    • Choose the base interpreter from the list, or click Choose the base interpreter and find the desired Python executable in your file system.

    • If you have added the base binary directory to your PATH environmental variable, you don't need to set any additional options: the path to the pipenv executable will be autodetected.

      If the pipenv executable is not found, follow the pipenv installation procedure to discover the executable path, and then specify it in the dialog.

    For more information, refer to Configure a pipenv environment.

    Create a new venv environment
    • Choose the base interpreter from the list, or click Choose the base interpreter and find the desired Python executable in your file system.

    • If IntelliJ IDEA doesn't detect the poetry executable, specify the following path in the dialog, replacing jetbrains with your username:

      /Users/jetbrains/Library/Application Support/pypoetry/venv/bin/poetry
      C:\Users\jetbrains\AppData\Roaming\pypoetry\venv\Scripts\poetry.exe
      /home/jetbrains/.local/bin/poetry

    For more information, refer to Configure a Poetry environment.

  5. Click Create to complete the task.

Last modified: 09 April 2024